Nice is Cote d'Azur cosmopolitan capital, also known as Nice la Belle, which means Nice the Beautiful. This world-famous city is known for its spectacular coastline, its flower market, diverse shopping, delightful pastries and lovely art-deco facades.
Most popular places to visit
Located on the south-east coast of France on the Mediterranean Sea, Nice the second biggest city of the Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur region after Marseille. The most popular Nice attractions include the Cours Saleya Flower Market, the Matisse Museum, Nice Archaeology Museum, ancient Roman ruins and the Russian Cathedral.
Promenade des Anglais is a long wide road which runs the length of the seafront at Nice where you will find many cafes and hotels. This road is a perfect place for relaxing in the royal blue chairs lining the shore. The Nice pedestrian zone, or zone pietonne, is a lively area with different shops, cafes and street entertainers.
Vieux Nice (Old Nice) consists of many narrow streets with shops that offer Provencal wares, household items, wine, gourmet gifts, hip clothing and more. There are numerous restaurants in the area, as well as several fun bars and nightclubs. Le Chateau castle has a spectacular panoramic view of the city and sea.
Transportation in Nice
The central Nice railway station is Nice-Ville with SNCF and TGV trains that connect Paris and Marseille to Nice. Local TER trains serve the main Riviera towns between Cannes and the Italian border, including a daily transfer from Nice to Monaco. Nice Riquier and Nice St Augustin train stations are for regional services.
The Nice Port, also known as Lympia port, sits in the heart of the city and has ferry connections with Corsica. Corsica Sardinia Ferries also sail to Ajaccio and Calvi. Tram (Tramway de Nice) is the most common mode of transport in Nice.
How to get from Nice Airport to Nice City centre?
Nice Cote d'Azur Airport (NCE) is only 3.7 mi south-west of Nice, in the Alpes-Maritimes part of France. Passengers travelling to the Cote d'Azur mostly use this airport.
Transport from Nice Airport to Nice includes a bus or an airport taxi. The most convenient way to travel in Nice is by pre-booking a private Nice airport transfer and have a pleasant ride in a comfortable vehicle with an experienced driver.
Book your private Nice Airport taxi at a fixed rate to the city centre, or any other popular destination in the area like Cannes, Marseille, Monaco, Monte Carlo, Saint Tropez, San Remo, Toulon, Villefranche or St Paul de Vence with City Airport Taxis and enjoy your private, comfortable ride. The service also includes a meet and greet at the arrivals gate, free updates and free cancellation.
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